Is this the Galaxy Tab S4? New render revealed

Well, here is an alleged press render of the Galaxy Tab S4. We have heard a lot about the upcoming tablet in the past few months, everything from specs to rumored security methods, but this render offers us our clearest picture yet of what the Galaxy Tab S4 will bring to the table.

On the surface, the most noticeable thing is that display, which is according to previous leaks going to be 10.5-inches diagonally. Then there are the bezels, or lack thereof – with a larger display but thinned bezels, the tablet may not be much larger than the current Tab S3. 

What's missing? The home button and capacitive buttons appear to be gone which supports previous rumors that the Tab S4 would come with on-screen navigation buttons. Whether this is a good or bad thing depends a lot on what you prefer. This would mark a return to the way Samsung started off making tablets, with on-screen buttons. 

Moving to the top edge of the device, we can see an array of sensors: five to be exact. We can account for the front-facing camera and the ambient light sensor, so we are left with three. Could they be for the iris scanning technology that has been rumored? That would seem likely as we are also missing the fingerprint sensor, and we have not heard anything about Samsung including a fingerprint sensor beneath the display.

As for the back of the device, things look similar to what we saw in the FCC filings which we reported on last week. The only difference would be the new layout for the 'Samsung' and 'Tuned by AKG' logos, which now appear next to each other. 

While we cannot see inside the device, from previous leaks we are expecting the Snapdragon 835 to power the tablet, alongside a beefy 7300mAh battery, 64GB of on-board storage, and 4GB of RAM. 

As for when we can expect Samsung to formally unveil the device, the latest rumors support IFA 2018 (August 31-September 5) where we may also see the Gear S4 unveiled. 

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Galaxy Tab S4
  • Display 10.5" 1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 7300 mAh



1. JPolanco

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 02, 2018

Always lagging behind iPad in Battery life and OS updates. It would have to come with ChromeOS for me to even consider for this Black Friday.

3. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Why do people like Chrome OS so much? You can't customise it anywhere near as much as Android.

4. JPolanco

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 02, 2018

True, but at least you have the latest OS features and security updates... another thing is the 16:10 aspect ratio, IMHO 3:2 is better.

7. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yea I do agree with those points, Chromebooks do make interesting budget machines, was thinking of getting one myself but the lack of customisation really puts me off. But recently I've noticed people asking for it on tablets and I just cannot comprehend why? It's a worse experience than actual Android on tablets. Also check out the Tab S3, it's got the 4:3 ratio, might come down in price once this new one hits.

10. JPolanco

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 02, 2018

Zylam, I bought both of them at B.B. to compare, and yes you can customize the hell out of Android and the widgets, Whatsapp natively works perfect..... but the battery sucks a lot and the apps are not as complete or feature rich as the iPad versions.... at the end of the day is just a device to read your news, check/reply quick emails, check some social apps, read a book.... .light computing... the widgets.. you get tired of them.

15. perry1234

Posts: 652; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Yeah all that you mentioned + being a very good multimedia device. It is so easy to load media / tv series on an Andriod tablet. Plus, 16:10 aspect ratio really helps !

2. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Looking forward to this because it's the only highend Android tablet coming and I love tablets so much. Ugh Samsung products are so ugly. They do everything in their power to make sure it's as ugly as possible. Hopefully it supports treble so I can generate a AOSP rom and flash it without having to wait for someone to pull out the kernel and drivers.

5. JPolanco

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 02, 2018

You should also check the Huawei option in Amaz..: Huawei MediaPad M5 Android Tablet - 10.8“ 64GB

8. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I have had a look at them and they are definitely slick products, unfortunately Huawei don't sell them in Australia :(. I am decently impressed by their specs though, the Kirin 960 is no slough and the build quality looks pretty good.

6. psigate

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Hoping this will have DEX built in

9. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yeah! Let's see what they come up with, but I'm ready to be disappointed LOL.

11. KashunatoR

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

It seems like this is a portrait mode tablet? Judging from the resolution I was kind of hoping it was designed with the landscape mode in mind. Also, while the top and bottom bezel (as you see the tablet in landscape mode) are definitely slimmer, the side bezels are as thick or thicker than the ones on my Tab S 10.5.

12. JCASS889

Posts: 594; Member since: May 18, 2018

Why an 835? Better be priced the same as last year devices then

13. ebfields

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

I'm still rolling with my Tab S2 9.7. No problems except that ole Sammy ain't giving us Android Oreo. Think I'll be good for a while still.

14. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Thought this was a landscape table why is the rear camera in portrait?? Landscape tablet needed to replace old Samsung s 10.5.

16. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

No hardware buttons so it doesn't really matter that much. But yeah, it's funny that they went with default portrait mode for a 10" 16:10 tablet, though not the first time they do it. My conjecture is that they do it because of rubbish phone apps that force portrait mode.

17. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

16:10 is no good for me and still happy with my S3. I'll be skipping this one.

18. cocoy

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Hopefully they put 6 gb RAM there because my Tab S3 has bad ram management. There were several times of apps crashing while I 'm using it. It was able to retain 4 apps without reloading.

19. grafyc

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

I have the tab S3 and it is on another level. Netflix HDR, Dolby Atmos, & Updated to Oreo. 1080 looks really good. 9.7 to 10.1 isnt a deal breaker and if the tab s4 is going to have such specs, i will definetly be upgrading to the s5. 6000mah battery and I dont have any complaints about it. Only gripe, would like the 64gb internal storage.

20. Krjal

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

So happy they're going back to 16:10 ratio. It's way better for my work and watching video. Might finally be time to upgrade my tablet. Looking forward to the official announcement and specs.

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